Wednesday, February 21

AUS: Car Industry Resists Victorian Government Call for Compulsory Auto Braking


AUSTRALIA’S peak motor industry body has resisted a call for automatic emergency braking (AEB) to become mandatory for all new cars sold in Australia.

Victoria’s road transport corporation, VicRoads, is lobbying the Commonwealth Government to change the Australian Design Rules (ADR) to make Autonomous Emergency Braking a compulsory fitment to all new vehicles sold in Australia,

VicRoads’ acting deputy chief executive, Robyn Seymour, told Fairfax Media she wanted to see AEB added to the next review of national standards, in the wake of research showing that the technology can reduce the incidence of rear-end crashes by 38 percent.

“We have been advocating for the fact that the Commonwealth has a key role to play in the space of road safety and they have one of the strongest capacities to ensure we are getting safer vehicles on the road.

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